Thursday, November 16, 2017

How to make Roti Boy / Mexican Coffee Bun

Roti Boy / Mexican Coffee Bun Recipe
Roti Boy is a well known food chain famous all over Asia, including Indonesia where I grew up. They are famous for selling this sweet bun with butter filling and coffee topping. It taste so good and best eaten when it's warm fresh out of the oven. Well, any bread is best eaten when it just came out of the oven. That's the reason I bake breads in addition to save some $$. 
 How to make Roti Boy
First thing first, make the dough then divide the dough to about 12 small buns:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stir Fry Thai Basil Pork

 Stir Fry Thai Basil Pork
This is one of those easy quick meals that I have in mind when I only have 15 minutes to prepare lunch or dinner, which include a trip to the backyard to pick up some basil leaves and Thai chilies. I got my basil plants from Trader Joe's and stick it in my raised bed. Surprisingly, it is still alive after 6 months.  

Hubby loves this and so does my boys - I just have to make sure they don't eat the chilies. :)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Basic Sweet Bread Recipe

I have been making homemade bread ever since Max was a toddler. Can't believe it's been almost 8 years now.  This little boy is not so little any more.

I tried many different recipes and methods over the years to make bread that taste good, easy to make, and enough to feed my family breakfast for a few days.

I used to use kitchen aid with the dough attachment to knead the dough until I found Zojirushi breadmaker for 1/2 price on Craigslist. I prefer breadmaker because I can just dump the ingredients and leave. The breadmaker will turn off by itself once it's done kneading so I don't have to "babysit" it.

After the kneading, I let the dough proof inside the breadmaker for an hour or so. If using kitchen aid then cover the dough with kitchen towel and let it proof until it doubles in size.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Egg White

Broccoli is one of few vegetables that my kids like to eat so I almost always have it on the fridge. I also almost always have left over egg white from ice cream making so I thought I should try to use them both.
First, cut and rinse the broccoli

Steam the broccoli 'till half cooked - about 5 minutes

Monday, September 11, 2017

Homemade Mango Ice Cream Recipe

Growing up in tropical country, my husband and I got the privilege to enjoy different kind of mangoes: the sweet kind, the semi sweet kind: 'Manalagi' (my favorite), the sour one, and so on. I was very surprised when I moved to the U.S. and met a friend in college who never try mango. If you like my friend, please go ahead and buy one when you find it at supermarket. I promise it doesn't taste or smell strange like 'durian'. Who knows you might even like it. 
Homeamde Mango Ice Cream Recipe
Anyway, we found very sweet mangoes at Costco lately and our boys love it so much. Max asked if I can make mango ice cream so they got the enjoy the mango longer. Great idea I thought so off I went to the kitchen. A day later it's done. My boys couldn't wait devour the fresh mango ice cream straight from the ice cream machine.